Ms. Rochelle was raised in the small farming community of Belvidere in middle Tennessee.
After graduating from Franklin County High School, she attended Tennessee Tech, receiving
a BS in Mathematics. She was awarded an MBA from ETSU in 1989 where she received the
Outstanding Graduate Business Student Award.
Ms. Rochelle was a lecturer at ETSU from 1990 to 2016. Prior to coming to ETSU, she
worked in various management positions at South Central Bell and United Telephone
(Sprint). At ETSU, Ms. Rochelle has been nominated multiple times for the Outstanding
Teaching Award in the College of Business and Technology. She is co-sponsor of the
Economics Club and organizes the programming for the annual Economics Club trip to
Ms. Rochelle previously taught Quantitative Methods of Business I and II (Business
Statistics) and History of Economic Concepts.
Ms. Rochelle and her husband Steve reside in Kingsport, TN. Steve, a retired mechanical
engineer from Eastman Chemical Company. They are the parents of two children, both
of whom reside in Alabama. Stephen is a computer engineer, and Katherine, a graduate
of ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine, is a pediatric resident.
Over the years, Ms. Rochelle has been active in various community organizations including
Hope Haven, PTA, Sonrise Emmaus, and church activities. She enjoys traveling, sailing,
swimming, reading, and spending time with family and friends.